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April 11, 2019

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Music at Noon - Heather Taves
Every Thursday, the Faculty of Music is pleased to present our free Music at Noon concert series, where local, national and international artists perform for the Kitchener-Waterloo community.

This week we welcome Heather Taves (piano) to our series.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Music at Noon - Magdelena Tomsinska & Jennifer Enns Modolo
Every Thursday, the Faculty of Music is pleased to present our free Music at Noon concert series, where local, national and international artists perform for the Kitchener-Waterloo community.

This week we welcome Magdelena Tomsinska (lute) & Jennifer Enns Modolo (mezzo-soprano) to our series.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

All Day Brantford: Our Immigrant Stories (Multi-Day Event)

“Brantford: Our Immigrant Stories” is a Public History exhibit produced by the students of HI 323: Memory, Monuments, Museums at Laurier Brantford. The opening event will take place on April 4 from 2:30 to 4 pm in the RCW Lobby of Laurier Brantford Campus. The exhibit will be in two locations: one interactive exhibition (April 4 -18) in the RCW Lobby and one long-term exhibit at Brant Museum and Archives starting April 4.

The exhibits are based on an extensive archival research done by students on the history of early Brantford’s immigrant communities. While the city’s official history largely focuses on its industrial and military past as well as the accomplishments of select individuals like Alexander Graham Bell, this exhibit will promote diversity and inclusion, also to bring to light the marginalized and underrepresented groups in Brantford's past to the university and the city.

For more information, email Dr. Christina Han or visit our website.

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Addressing global adversity by linking the local to the global

    The start of the 21st century has been characterized by an overwhelming number of pressing and overlapping social issues such as poverty, war, climate change, coupled with ongoing discrimination against some of the world’s most marginalized populations.

    Recognition of these multiple and complex adversities along with an increased awareness of the importance of human connectedness has resulted in a global response to “do something”. For it is commonly understood that a social issue experienced in one part of the world has the potential to affect people everywhere. Addressing these pressing and interrelated adversities is therefore in everyone’s strategic interest.

    Drawing from Professor Bree Akesson's work in settings of extreme adversity, this webinar will therefore provide an overview of these global challenges and make suggestions for action at the local level.

    As a bonus feature in Brantford, watch the webinar live (with lunch provided) and sign up for a professional LinkedIn headshot session!

    Registration is required.

  • Development and Alumni Relations
  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Public lecture: Some Gendered Aspects of Migration: Resilience of Indian Nurses Abroad

    Thousands of nurses from India go to work abroad, leaving at an early age. Most of them will then enter in a process of step by step migration, having to adjust to different contexts and countries. These young women have been raised in a very protected way in families where autonomy of women is far from being a norm.

    This presentation intends to highlight and analyze the ways these women manage to cope as much as possible with all the challenges they have to face in order to live far from home and in a lot more independent manner. The concept of resilience will then be questioned to verify if and how it may be fruitfully applied in the context of nurses’ migration.

    Speaker

    Marie Percot is an anthropologist who has focused her research on South Asia, in particular she has worked on the migration of Indian nurses to the Gulf countries.

    For more information, please visit the Balsillie School event page.

  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Building Resilient Communities: Responding to the Realities of Newcomers in Canadian Cities

    Please join the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), the Building Migration Resilience in Cities Partnership (BMRC), and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) for a panel titled "Building Resilient Communities: Responding to the New Realities of Newcomer Trajectories in Canadian Cities."

    The panel features representatives of community organizations and researchers who will share their experiences of challenges, crises, and change in relation to migration.

    Panel:

    • Ana Luz Martinez (KW Multicultural Centre)
    • Peter Donahue (Laurier International)
    • Rana Aljaroudi (Canadian Arab Women’s Association)
    • Fran Hannigan (University of Waterloo)

    Tara Bedard (LIP Chair/KW City Network BRMC) will facilitate discussion.

    Jenna Hennebry (Laurier) and Valerie Preston (York) will provide opening and closing remarks.

    The evening will wrap up with a reception in the CIGI lobby. This event is free and open to the public. Please register for the panel and reception.

  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Natalie Endenburg (flute) Graduation Recital
    Our graduating students present highlights from the major repertoire they have accomplished over the course of their degree or diploma program. Help us celebrate our graduates as they head into the world as Laurier alumni.

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